"The ordinary pebble can turn into a ruby provided it patiently takes into itself the rays of the sun."
Last summer I went to a rare open house at Rokeby, one of the few intact Hudson River estates to remain in family hands.
With the massive popularity of series like Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, it's clear that as wondrous and strange as the wo
Some 50 years ago, my Virginia-bred mother, Cleoria Coleman Sparrow, did something straight out of West Africa. The moment a certain visitor left the house, my mother swept from where he had
Editor's Note: January marked the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp in Birkenau, Poland.